And now, another lesson from my slush reading experience.
Sometimes, you will get to read something awesome. Something that will make you cry, and will stick in your head long afterwards. And sometimes you will get to see that author squee afterwards about selling their story (note that no author names are attached when we get them as slush) and you will be so, so happy.
And sometimes that story will be so good that you’ll be convinced that it was actually one of the stories you read for the Hugos and will drive yourself a little nuts wondering why it wasn’t in your Hugos folder so you can just vote for it, dammit.
Yeah, sometimes reading slush is absolutely awesome.